Core business

GovSat is a brand operated by LuxGovSat S.A., a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and SES, the world-leading satellite operator. GovSat-1 will be a multi-mission satellite that will use X-band and Military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams to support multiple operations.

Our mission is to provide secure, reliable and accessible satellite communication services for governments – addressing the demand for connectivity resulting from defence and civilian security applications.

Products & services

Introducing a new type of geostationary satellite, aimed exclusively at government and defence users. GovSat-1 is a multi-mission satellite that offers X-band and Military Ka-band capacity over Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and substantial maritime coverage over the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas, as well as over the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. GovSat-1 is a highly secure satellite with encrypted command and control, and anti-jamming capabilities. We lease satellite capacity on a non-preemptable basis, and our users have full control over the management of their services. Capacity leases are offered to governments and institutions on a full or fractional transponder basis (MHz). In addition, our 24/7 secure operations with security-cleared personnel and experts further support the demands of institutional and defence applications.

Teleport Services

  • Accredited facilities: EU SECRET and NATO SECRET facility clearance
  • Hosting capabilities in secured areas (including Host Nation capability)
  • Anchor station and uplink services for full or fractional transponders
  • Terrestrial connectivity to user sites

Institutional security applications

GovSat-1 satellite capacity for defence segment applications, including:

  • Civil-military inter-agency collaboration
  • Emergency response
  • Disaster recovery
  • Protection of natural resources
  • Remote government offices

Defence applications

GovSat-1 satellite capacity for defence segment applications, including:

  • Strategic and tactical networks
  • Communications on the move (COTM)
  • Communications on the pause (COTP)
  • Maritime operations
  • Aero operations (ISR)

Major Space Catalogue projects

On November 8, 2016, GovSat announced that it has been granted a long term commercial SATCOM contract to support the operational phase of NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS). The contract for an end-to-end service includes the delivery of satellite capacity in commercial Ku-band as well as associated capacity management support to provide the required command and control as well as sensor data communications between the NATO Global Hawk UAVs and ground segment over the AGS operational area. GovSat will be ensuring the provision of the Satcom services out of its security cleared facilities with dedicated security cleared personnel, also deployed within NATO premises. With this agreement, Luxembourg Authorities and the NCI Agency as procurement executive agent respectively acquire and manage the services provided by GovSat. The AGS system consists of air, ground and support segments, performing all-weather, and persistent wide-area terrestrial and maritime surveillance in near real-time. The AGS will be able to contribute to a range of missions such as protection of ground troops and civilian populations, border control and maritime safety, the fight against terrorism, crisis management and humanitarian assistance in natural disasters. It will give commanders a comprehensive picture of the situation on the ground.

GovSat offers capacity leases to governments and institutions in combination with the 24/7 secure operations provided within accredited facilities with EU SECRET and NATO SECRET facility clearance, hosting capabilities in secured areas (including Host Nation capability), anchor station and uplink services, as well as secure terrestrial connectivity to user sites.

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Patrick Biewer

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GovSat S.A.
Chateau de Betzdorf
L-6815 Betzdorf



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